* Create and categories questions
* Define custom and random sets of questions
* Compile and publish sets into "quizzes"
* All types of questions are supported (unique, multiple or free answers)
* Paginated quizzes (the number of question / page is configurable)
* Open and time-limited quizzes
* Public and private quizzes
* Assign Joomla! users to quizzes and notify them by e-mail
* Export sessions (results, time, etc.) to csv format
UPDATE: For surveys, please use JQuarks for Surveys: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/contacts-and-feedback/surveys/14641
06/08/2012: New release: 0.3.1 Beta (Compatible with Joomla 2.5)
All what you need to know about 0.3.1 (Compatible with Joomla 2.5 in Beta version): http://iptechinside.com/labs/news/show/20
30/12/2010: New release: 0.3.1
* Feature #122: Multiple user assign for quiz
* Feature #123: enhance session results view in Backend
* Feature #124: correct the evaluation of input question
* Feature #125: Support editors like JCE and JCK
03/03/2010: New release: 0.3.0 Beta
* The community awaited : Show quiz results in front end
* Manage Candidates and their affectation to quizzes
* "Tags" Candidates using profiles
* Options to assign / unassign all registered user to a given quiz
* Support for Joomfish
* Starting this version JQuarks also speak Italian, Spanish and Galician !
All what you need to know about 0.3.0:
12/10/2009: New release: 0.2.4
- JQuarks is now available in German and Norwegian (in addition to the reviewed English and French versions)
- 2 Security updates
- 1 Bug fix
All what you need to know about 0.2.4: http://iptechinside.com/labs/news/show/6
12/01/2009: New release: 0.2.3
Several users got issues with some versions of MySQL, this releases solves the issue.
For a complete overview of the changelist, please visit this page: http://iptechinside.com/labs/versions/show/5
Great that it does not require the user to register to complete the survey.
Very intuitive interface, easy to use.
And, its FREE!
Thanks for all the hard work.
Thank you for downloading & installing JQuarks !
Now, you have just to take a look at the User Guide published on JQuarks website: http://www.iptechinside.com/labs/wiki/jquarks/User_Guide
If you have any further question, feel free to ask it on the forum: http://www.iptechinside.com/labs/projects/jquarks/boards
The support forum has several open threads by people reporting the same bug, none of them are answered and most are a year old or more :( One thread did have a patch file added as a reply, but the patch did nothing for me.
The installation documentation is quite hard to follow because there are some broken links as you follow the tutorial, and some pages open up in French even though you started out in English. I speak French so that wasn't too much of a problem, and by backtracking and finding alternative links I was able to get to those which had been broken on other links, but all in all it was a hard slog to get through the tutorial.
There are two bad spelling mistakes on the core text files "automaticaly" and "which" instead of "wish". I searched for about an hour before finding the file where the text is located (it's in language/en-GB/en-GB.com_jquarks.ini, if anyone else is looking).
I'm really fed up and disappointed. This was TOTALLY the mod I was looking for and I've already spent such a long time learning how to use it and searching for solutions to the initial problems - I thought it was worth the effort. But now i see that support is not on offer for a fundamental bug - well, it is a big shame.
Easy install, flexible using, integrating pictures...
Only one thing: the quiz-user must give his name an his email-adress, better there would an option to deactivate this for anonymous user...
Thank you for downloading and reviewing JQuarks, we're really glad that you appreciate it.
If you really need a feature, please report it tow our "Feature Request" thread on JQuarks forum: http://www.iptechinside.com/labs/projects/jquarks/boards
Thank you again.
- no Unicode support. I install all, and test with module. My hungarian characters in answers was coded in frontend, not displayed correctly. :-( Just check it with this: árvíztűrő tükörfúrógép.
- slide mode not worked under IE9. :-( I see all questions.
Please fix these bugs, because your addon is great, but I can't use on my site.
The component it self was easy enough to install and there isn't much to configure, so that's nice. But after a week of trying I give up and won't be using this component.
The forums at the developer's site have several bug reports detailing this issue, but there are no solutions offered other than 'use a different browser'.
So, after trying IE7, IE8, Chrome, FireFox, Opera and Safari I gave up.
Interestingly enough, I've received an email from my posting on the developer's from another user asking if I've resolved the issue.
Thank your for downloading and testing JQuarks and we apologize for the encountered issue.
You probably haven't unzipped the downloaded file. Since JQuarks includes a component, 2 plugins and a module, you have to unzip the downloaded. Then you need to install each of them and publish the 2 plugins and the module. This should immediately resolve your issue.
These two links would probably be in help:
1. JQuarks installation guide: http://www.iptechinside.com/labs/wiki/jquarks/Installation_Guide
2. Similar question raised by a JQuarks user: http://www.iptechinside.com/labs/boards/5/topics/show/361
Hope it helps and make you review your rating :)
Waiting for the upgrade.
Thank you for using JQuarks and for the review.
We can't really see the difference between the indicated types of users. Quizzes could be definitely assigned to registered users, you can test this on the demo site: http://www.jquarks.org/demo/
Besides, we highly encourage you to ask any JQuarks-related question on the dedicated forum:
I do not give 5 stars because the backend is quite complex, for example its hard for me to see why we need "set of questions" and "quizzes", what is the difference ? And to assign quizzes to users seems to me a kind of overkill - honestly the older version 0.2.2 looked better to me.
Anyhow thanks for the good work, maybe in future the project will go in the direction of simplification again ? thank you !
Thank you so much for your review.
We admit that through versions, JQuarks administration is getting more and more configuration work. Besides, this is required since it's providing more features that naturally need to be configured. We could imagine in future releases a default configuration which is preset when creating a quiz, and customization depend on users' willingness to go deeper with JQuarks.
On the other hand, "set of questions" are created to make easy to compose a quiz: An administrator creates several sets of questions, but when creating a quiz, he have just to select question families to include in the test.
Here a simple use case: we are assessing a job candidate, and we are going to test his skills in computer programming, so we will make him take three quizzes: 1. logical reasoning questions 2. PHP questions 3. SQL questions. Besides, to be relevant, the test should be adapted to the technical level of the candidate, then, the recruiter will pick the right set(s) of questions: "PHP - Intermediate" and "PHP - Advanced" for example. Same for Logical questions and Quiz (to avoid taking two PHP quizzes, this way, the candidate will only take the quiz resulting of the two set of questions merge).
Hope the utility of set of questions is more clear this way. If not, I highly encourage you to engage discussions on JQuarks forum: http://www.iptechinside.com/labs/projects/jquarks/boards